company history

Imagine a business world where people always said what they meant and were honest and forthright with their clients.  Beacon Point emerged as a business idea in the mind of President, Travis Gensler as he navigated the insurance world and found that working for one captive company didn’t allow him to provide honest options for clients.  He felt he was forcing clients into a box that wouldn’t necessarily meet all their insurance or risk management needs.

Out of that experience, Travis decided that he wanted to create a company that would be led by a moral compass to do what is right.  He imagined a company that could be a beacon of light shining out in the darkness and pointing people in the right direction by addressing their needs instead of just selling a product.  His mission became providing honest, educated opportunities for people to cover the things they care about.

That idea sparked the beginning of what is Beacon Point today: a company with a moral compass to do what’s right by taking the time to learn about our clients and their needs.  We believe in protection through educating people on their options so they can have a customized insurance program where they make the decisions about what is covered.  We truly try to find a custom solution for each client because no two people are the same and no insurance programs should be the same.

We see the difference that having the right protection can make in someone’s life.  It provides more than just security; it ensures that things will go right when things go wrong.

  • 2007

    Kicking the doors open

    This was the time when we started our mission. We had no idea how far we would go, we weren’t even sure that we would be able to survive for a few years. What drove us to start the company was the understanding that we could provide a service no one else was providing. Seeing our friends and families being fed false information on how insurance worked started this chain reaction...

  • 2010

    Being set Free

    We learned real quick what the difference between a captive agent and an independent agent was. Being captive, we were pressured into not providing the best advice because we had sales numbers to meet. Our morals and values were tested, and am proud to say we stood our ground, which also means we set ourselves free. Running from the captive insurance company for the independent agency world. Best decision we have ever made, not only for ourselves, but most importantly for our clients who we work with.

  • 2013

    Protection through Education

    Apples to apples. The truth is that there is no such thing, and when you ask for this, you set yourself up for failure, get ready to be taken advantage of. Empower yourself with education, like we have. Completing the Certified Insurance Counselor program through the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research allows us to help you learn the differences between all the policies and coverages. Knowing there are not two polices the same is half the battle, also knowing how they fit within your situation is the other half. We advise you to work with someone who is dedicated to ongoing education. Ask your agent for a list of educational classes they have attended in the last 10 years and see what you get.

  • 2016

    It's Bigger than Insurance

    Our process of working with our clients, helping them identify and manage their risks is a never ending process. For those who partner with us, find they have a better experience in the long run. It's not always about buying an insurance policy, sometimes there are other ways to deal with the potential risk.

    Help us give back to the community. We are proud to say that we cherish the time we get to spend giving back. Not only does it make the world better one smile at a time, but to see our clients join us, fills our hearts!

how can we help you?

Contact us at the nearest Beacon Point Office to you or schedule a conversation online.

Thank you so much for all of your help with finalizing my health insurance. It appears that I’m all set now. I couldn’t have figured all that out without you. Thanks again,

Julie Smith

We had the pleasure of recently moving our personal insurance to Charlie Harrison at Beacon Point Insurance Group after being with a large group insurer for over 30 years. We had forgotten how nice it is to be able to work with a reliable, friendly and knowledgeable agent that has our interests at heart. I would recommend Charlie and his agency to all.

John & Tamie Owen

The transition from old insurance company to Beacon Point was very smooth. My advisors are so nice and helpful with the questions I had and an added bonus is we are saving money on our policies. Thank you for being so kind and professional.

Alicia West

Anyone interested in saving some money on home and auto insurance, give my friend Travis Gensler a call. I got quotes from several insurance companies and he beat them all! He is very professional and took care of everything in just a matter of days.

April Brown

My friend and now Advisor, Travis Gensler just saved me almost $900 a year just on my auto!!!

Teresa Bardwell-Saenz

Dear Travis – Thank you for all your help. I can’t believe you cut my premium in half. You’re awesome.

Marie L.

Thank You so much for helping us pick out our health insurance and prescription coverage after we retired. I will get in touch with you if we need anything else. By the way, I have told several of my friends about you. Thanks!

Gerald & Garnett Rinehart

Travis was great to work with. He answered all of our questions and didn’t pressure us to sign up with him. He gave us time to look over the materials and check with other companies to compare. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Ed & Carol Roth

Travis was very helpful in explaining Medicare Supplemental Insurance to me. He was extremely expeditious in getting my policy in place. AND, he saved me a considerable amount of money over the premium I was being charged by my former insurer

Sandra Harper

Travis helped us with our insurance needs from across the country while we were setting up our company and relocating long distance. His assistance was invaluable in answering all of our questions and meeting our needs.

Lauren Wendlandt
Owner, frameworkdesign

Being a new business owner, and not knowing what to do, I greatly appreciate the time and energy Travis put into helping me understand how the coverages worked for me and my business. It makes a difference when someone takes the time to do a thorough exam of ones needs.

Brenton Brown
Owner, Bootleggin BBQ

My experience was and still is wonderful! Travis helped us reduce our monthly premium payments for insurance which allowed us to take the difference and start up a Roth IRA with him to save for our retirement. That is not even to mention the other exclusive programs he has for us.

Josh Brown

I had talked to several other agents who were either not knowledgeable or did not take the time to explain my options to me. We told Travis what we wanted to accomplish and he brought us several options to choose from, one of them was a solution we had not even thought about. Travis was thorough and exceeded my expectations. He did an excellent job.

Corey Bott

What I liked about working with Travis is that we were not pressured into making a decision right away. He provided us options to choose from, but also gave us his opinion on which one he felt was best for us and why. It is nice to work with someone who is looking out for our best interest in the long-term. We will never use anybody else.

Andrew & Olivia Powell

Travis, this is long overdue. I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with my insurance from the Health Insurance Marketplace. I hope I don’t have problems next year. If I do, you will see me. Thanks!

Phyllis Monteer

Really appreciate all you do to help with insurance. You save me a lot of money and help me understand my coverage.

Carolyn Manzo

Thank you for the time you took with me last week working through my healthcare options. Your honest opinion about staying on my work option because it was better for me is greatly appreciated.

Pam Barrett

I want to thank you for your assistance. Travis I cannot express how much I appreciate you and the time you spend with your clients, always doing the right thing going above and beyond. Job well done!

Tanya Peck

My new company has to be the best company I have ever dealt with as far as claims. Only took 15 minutes for them to look at my car and give me a rental. Farmers still has not got a hold of their insured.

Mark Paxton